45 Mile Ride on the Little Miami Trail

March 8, 2009

Saturday was a gorgeous day in the mid 70’s so we went for our first bike ride of the season. Probably a bit ambitious, but good nonetheless, as it was a nice “stretch attempt” for a first ride of the year. I guess we wanted to see what CrossFit workouts had done for us aerobically so far. With the exception of bike specific aches and pains (saddle, arm/hand position), things felt good.  More about our workouts can be found on our Quest for Fitness blog

My last time on the bike/rollers had been about 2 months ago to focus on other physical activities, and I was surprised how quickly my body “grew foreign” to the saddle. We biked 72k/45 miles on the Little Miami Trail up to Corwin and back, fighting a heavy headwind on the way back, but we still had a quicker time on the 2nd half.

We’d originally planned to stop for lunch in Corwin at the Corwin Peddler, especially since the place in Oregonia burned down, but unfortunately, it was closed.  I’m guessing it’s not open for the season yet.  Nor were any of the permanent restrooms open yet for the season, so we had to avail ourselves of the porta-lets we would pass at the community parks and ball diamonds that we’d pass.

Despite the carb, protein, and electrolytes we snacked on, our energy levels see-sawed up and down on the ride. We’ll have to get back in the nice groove we had going last fall to be more consistent with our energy output.

Time: 3hr 41min

Penny thinks that should be a fair substitute for the 5k run that was supposed to be the CrossFit workout today.

We wore our Fatcyclist.com jersey with the pink stripe and “WIN” logo in support of Fatty’s wife who is battling terminal cancer.



  1. […] More pics and such from the ride can be found at our Great Outdoor Adventure Blog […]

  2. Hope to see you soon on the bike path since I ride in the same area.

    I’m the guy on a blue Trek with camera mounted on the handlebars.

  3. You’ll have to show us a pic of your camera mount on your handle bars. Great idea!

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